Ultra HD Blu-ray has been announced!

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For a while, we members of Hi-Def Ninja and Blu-ray enthusiasts everywhere have been hearing about the possibilities of making a higher resolution Blu-ray disc. That technology is now a reality. The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced the completion of the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification and the release of the new logo for Ultra HD Blu-ray products.

This means that the Ultra HD format in home TVs will now have a disc format to deliver the content in the best possible HD resolution possible. This also means that Ultra HD TVs will have other options instead of only being able to stream 4k content. The new discs have a 100gb capacity unlike the standard Blu-ray being 25gb and 50gb.

The content will be in resolutions as high as 3840×2160 with an expanded color range including high frame rate and high dynamic range. The Ultra HD Blu-ray players will also have the ability to play all of the current gen Blu-ray discs so that you can still use one player in your home theater room as you see fit.

The Ultra HD licensing will begin in the summer and the BDA will be working with the leaders in the industry to make this transition smooth. The discs and players will be out by the holidays to get the format rolling. What do you think about Ultra HD Blu-ray? Let us know in the comments!

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MEDIA JOURNALIST & STAFF WRITER | Michael is a fanatic about all cinema. He collects many things from movies to Steelbooks to 1/6 Scale Collectibles and vinyl collectibles. He loves pop culture, writing, reviewing films & collectibles, and journalism. Anything that is even slightly related to these things are always on his radar and most definitely a comic book nerd. He is also, of course, a Batman junkie and will chat it up about pretty much anything.